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March 28, 1999

LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 28, 1999

* 1999 F-117A shootdown
* Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
* Stealth attack fighter  aircraft
* NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
* United States Air Force

The front page has a banner headline: "Stealth Goes Down; Pilot Rescued" with subheads and two related photos. (see images) Nice for display. More on page 20 with a few more related photos.
Complete 1st section only with all 38 pages, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: On 27 March 1999, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, a Yugoslav Army unit (the 3rd Battalion of the 250th Air Defense Missile Brigade, which was under the leadership of Colonel Zoltán Dani) shot down an F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft of the United States Air Force by firing a S-125 Neva/Pechora surface-to-air missile. It was the first ever shootdown of a stealth technology airplane. The pilot ejected safely and was rescued by U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen conducting search and rescue.

Category: The 20th Century